Active GD- Do you support remarriages of the elderly? Why and why not?Men and women get married when they are young and live happily. The married couple may become single due to the death of one of the partners or in some cases due to divorce as problems arise in their married life. Until the single person is active in work or in good health, loneliness does not bother them much. Living single makes life difficult. The necessity of companionship is felt very much in such circumstances. In the olden days, there was a joint family system. There were grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, and their children, and loneliness was not felt much. Now with the nuclear family system, there is no one to take care of the elderly people. No one to take care of their emotional needs. Health also becomes a problem and sometimes the finances also may not be sufficient.
Remarriages in the elderly are slowly picking up even though many in the family are against it. With remarriage, some problems arise especially property issues and this is the main objection for many in the family. Living single is becoming so difficult that some are venturing for remarriage or live-in relationship in spite of objections in the family. Live-in relationships may solve some problems. Social acceptability is another problem, especially for children. Men getting remarried is somewhat easy when compared to single women.
Considering all the above, do you support or object to the elderly getting remarried in view of their difficulty in single living? Let us discuss all the aspects related to the topic.
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